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Caitlin Clark says she ‘admires’ Dan Hurley, ‘cool’ he is staying at UConn

Caitlin Clark and the Indiana Fever struggled of their return to Connecticut, falling to the Solar, 89-72. Indiana opened the season with a 21-point loss in Connecticut and later fell to the Solar in Indiana, 88-84, which makes them 0-3 this season towards one of many WNBA’s greatest groups. 

Clark wasn’t in a position to replicate her manufacturing from Friday towards the Washington Mystics, when she scored 30 factors in a Fever victory. 

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Dan Hurley of the Connecticut Huskies addresses the media after the Nationwide School Basketball Championship recreation towards the Purdue Boilermakers at State Farm Stadium on April 08, 2024 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Mitchell Layton/Getty Photos)

The Solar held Could’s WNBA Rookie of the Month to only 10 factors, and she or he solely performed 22 minutes within the recreation – she left halfway by means of the third quarter after selecting up her fourth foul and didn’t see the ground once more. 

After the sport, Clark was clearly disillusioned with the efficiency, however she did crack a smile after I requested her about UConn males’s basketball head coach Dan Hurley electing to show down the Los Angeles Lakers head teaching gig to stay with the Huskies.

“I noticed that,” Clark stated with a smile after I began my query about Hurley’s choice. 

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Caitlin Clark warms up for game vs Sun

Caitlin Clark #22 of the Indiana Fever takes a shot throughout warmups earlier than a recreation towards the Connecticut Solar on the Mohegan Solar Area on June 10, 2024 in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Brian Fluharty/Getty Photos)

“I imply, shoot, two actually good choices,” Clark replied with amusing. “I actually admire [Hurley]. I really like his depth. I believe the best way he coaches the sport is superb. The best way he coaches his gamers is superb and holds them accountable. He actually will get essentially the most out of them.” 

It is fascinating to listen to Clark instantly discuss holding his gamers accountable as one of many traits she admires most concerning the UConn head coach. Gamers do not usually love that in a coach, a minimum of not in the mean time, although many notice later that it was of their greatest curiosity.

“I’ve actually cherished watching them over the course the final couple of years, and I believe it is cool he is staying in faculty basketball,” she continued. “I believe he actually loves it and I believe he loves being round these younger males and, clearly, he makes them nice. I have been a giant fan of his and massive fan of his program, they usually’ve been enjoyable to look at.” 

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Dan Hurley of the Connecticut Huskies reacts within the first half towards the Purdue Boilermakers throughout the NCAA Males’s Basketball Event Nationwide Championship recreation at State Farm Stadium on April 08, 2024 in Glendale, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Photos)

Clark is not alone in that sentiment, definitely, and after successful back-to-back Nationwide Championships, Hurley has determined to run it again and go for a three-peat reasonably than check the NBA waters with the Los Angeles Lakers. That is nice information for school basketball, one thing Caitlin Clark is aware of just a bit bit about.

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